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#3003890 - 10/28/12 05:12 PM .243 ammo
eightpointer
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Been using Core Lokt 100 grain in Son's rifle. KInda thinkin bout maybe something with a bit more punch but don't see anything bigger than 100 grain. Is there a better ammo option that is more than 100 grain, or a brand/type yall prefer better? Don't really wanna get a bigger gun right now. Opinions please..
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#3003945 - 10/28/12 05:42 PM Re: .243 ammo [Re: eightpointer]
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My step son uses corelokts in his 243 too, we have never had a problem with em but I was thinkin bout switchin him to Hornaday Superformance with a 80gr GMX bullet.
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#3004036 - 10/28/12 06:31 PM Re: .243 ammo [Re: Benelli 4 Life]
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95 grain Barnes, Nosler Partitons or 95grain federal fusion would be great choices.

I personally shoot the Fusions but all 3 of those are great bullets. It's not the total grains that you should consider as much as the performance of the bullet from a ballistics standpoint.
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#3004107 - 10/28/12 07:06 PM Re: .243 ammo [Re: REN]
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Hornady 95gr SST
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#3004111 - 10/28/12 07:08 PM Re: .243 ammo [Re: REN]
280longshot
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As far as your question, there are some options if you reload. Berger makes a 105 grain VLD. I've heard it takes a different twist rate to stabilize it.
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#3004157 - 10/28/12 07:25 PM Re: .243 ammo [Re: 280longshot]
BigD_625
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As far as weight, you probably won't find anything over 100gr. As far as punch, I would try federal fusion or winchester power max.
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#3004207 - 10/28/12 07:41 PM Re: .243 ammo [Re: BigD_625]
Gravey
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My son and I both shoot the 95 grain Fusions. They're wicked. So much so that I'm gonna try them in my .270.
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#3004215 - 10/28/12 07:43 PM Re: .243 ammo [Re: Gravey]
BigD_625
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 Originally Posted By: Gravey
My son and I both shoot the 95 grain Fusions. They're wicked. So much so that I'm gonna try them in my .270.


I bought some .243 fusion last year that were moly coated. The ones I bought this year weren't. I'm not sure why they changed it.
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#3004319 - 10/28/12 08:13 PM Re: .243 ammo [Re: BigD_625]
eightpointer
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Thanks a bunch guys. Just may give the Fusions a whirl. As far as sighting in...will they shoot like the core lokt or sight in again?
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#3004368 - 10/28/12 08:33 PM Re: .243 ammo [Re: eightpointer]
280longshot
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They should be close,but you are comparing a Remington 100gr vs a Federal 95gr. Always sight in with all ammo regardless of weight or manufacture.
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